July 1, 2001
"I'm just curious as to how many shelters require their employees to wear rubber gloves, protective eye wear, and even earplugs or something comparable to block out loud noise (barking) in the dog kennel area when cleaning/feeding? Is this truly a requirement, and if not, should it be? I'm wondering, too, if the earplugs fall under some type of OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] regulation for auditory protection?"
September 1, 1999
Our shelter has just taken on animal control contracting for the region, and we're wondering how to formulate policies concerning payment for "on call" duty.